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27 Jun 05. DRS Test & Energy Management, Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on June 24, 2005, a delivery order amount of $27,150,889 as part of a $27,150,889 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for systems technical support effort for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Abrams Tank. Work will be performed in Huntsville, Ala., and is expected to be completed by June 30, 2007. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on May 6, 2005. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (DAAE20-03-G-0001).

23 Jun 05. United Defense L.P., Santa Clara, Calif., was awarded on June 22, 2005, a $16,115,000 modification to a cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Systems Technical Support and Logistics Services for the Bradley Fighting Vehicle and Multiple Launch Rocket Systems and their derivative vehicles. Work will be performed in Santa Clara, Calif., and is expected to be completed by Nov. 30, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Dec. 28, 2000. The U.S. Army Tank Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-M011).

27 Jun 05. The U.S. Army has awarded Lockheed Martin a 12-month service contract valued at $4.2m for a suite of four Virtual Combat Convoy Trainers (VCCT). The trainer is used to train troops for convoy operations in hostile environments, and will be built at Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training & Support in Orlando. This order follows a $5.1m contract from the U.S. Marine Corps in January for four trainers and an initial U.S. Army order of eight trainers valued at $9.6 million in June 2004. The trainers will be delivered to the U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command at Fort Lee, VA in July. To date, more than 10,500 soldiers and 300 Marines have been trained in the Lockheed Martin VCCT.
27 Jun 05. AM General L.L.C., South Bend, Ind., was awarded on June 23, 2005, a
$19,617,847 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for purchase and
installation of armor kits for the M1151 High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled
Vehicles. Work will be performed in South Bend, Ind., and is expected to be
completed by Jan. 31, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the
current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on July 17, 2000. The U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command, Warren, Mich., is the
contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).

27 Jun 05. Critical Solutions International Inc.*, Dallas, Texas, was awarded on
June 23, 2005, a $16,597,676 modification to a firm-fixed-price contract for the
interim vehicle mounted mine detection systems, husky mine detection vehicle and
associated spare parts, maintenance, new operator training, and field and logistics support services. Work will be performed in Dallas, Texas (9.6 percent), and Pretoria, South Africa (90.4 percent), and is expected to be completed by Dec. 28, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on Jan. 21, 2005. The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Alexandria, Va., is the contracting activity (W909MY-05-C-0013).

27 Jun 05. Oshkosh Truck Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on June 24, 2005, a
$4,000,000 increment as part of a $32,000,000 time and materials contract for the installation of add-on armor, air conditioning, antilock brake system, and A0 to A1 conversion kits. Work will be performed in Balad, Iraq, and is expected to be completed by April 30, 2006. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This was a sole source contract initiated on May 2, 2005. The U.S. Army Field Support Command, Rock Island, Ill., is the contracting activity (W52P1J-05-C-0040).

28 Jun 05. General Dynamics Land Systems Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich., was awarded on June 24, 2005, a $22,

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